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30.9. - 1.10.2010

Microfluidics in Bioanalytical Research and Diagnostics International Scientific Conference

Espoo, Finland

Organizing committee: Dr. Lotta Amundsen (VTT), Dr. Tarja Nevanen (VTT) and Prof. Sami Franssila (Aalto University)
Scientific advisory board: Prof. Hans Söderlund (VTT), Prof. Kristiina Takkinen (VTT) and Dr. Harri Siitari (VTT)


Thursday 30. 9. 2010 at Hanasaari Cultural Centre, Espoo

8.30-9.20 Registration and Morning coffee
9.30-9.40 Conference opening

9.40-12.00 Session I: Microfluidics in Bioanalytical Research
9.40 -10.25 Keynote lecture by Prof. Amy E Herr, University of California Berkeley, USA. "Realizing High Throughput Proteomics through Multi-stage Microfluidic Separations"
10.25-11.00 Oral presentation by Prof. Pasi Kallio, Tampere University of Technology, Finland: "Disposable Microfluidic Polymer Cartridges for Immunoassays"
11.00-11.30 Oral presentation by Håkan Jönsson, KTH The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. "Droplet microfluidics for high throughput single cell analysis".
11.30-12.00 Oral presentation by Dr. Lotta Amundsen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.20 Session II: Materials and Fabrication
13.00-13.45 Keynote lecture Prof. Andrew deMello, Imperial College, London, UK: "Microfluidic Strategies for High-Throughput Chemistry and Biology: From Droplets to Diagnostics"
13.45-14.15 Oral presentation by Prof. Sami Franssila, Aalto University, Finland: "Silicon, glass and polymers as microfluidic materials, fabrication and device operation aspects"
14.15-14.45 Oral presentation by Prof. Klas Hjort, University of Uppsala, Sweden / VTT, Finland: "Fluidic Circuitboard Technology"
14.45-15.15 Oral Presentation by Ville Jokinen, Aalto University, Finland: "Open Surface Capillary Microfluidics"


15.15-15.20 Introduction to poster session by the chairman
15.20-16.15 Poster session and Afternoon coffee

16.15-18.00 Session III: Detection development
16.15-17.00 Keynote lecture by Prof. Richard Syms, Imperial College, London, UK
17.00-17.30 Oral presentation by Dr. Tiina Sikanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
17.30-18.00 Oral presentation to be confirmed

18.00-20.30 Dinner at Hanasaari Cultural Centre


Friday 1. 10. 2010 at VTT, Vuorimiehentie 5, Espoo

9.00-9.30 Morning coffee and Networking

9.30-12.00 Session IV: Diagnostics on Microscale Platforms
9.30-10.15 Keynote lecture by Dr. Heather Kalish, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA: "Application of Nanotechnology to Clinical Diagnosis"
10.15-10.45 Oral Presentation by Prof. Wouter van der Wijngaart, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden: "Lab-on-a-chip microsystems for point-of-care diagnostics"
10.45-11.15 Oral Presentation by Prof. Kristiina Takkinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland: "Integration of molecular recognition to biosensor applications"
11.15-12.00 Keynote lecture by Dr. Tim Stakenborg, Imec, Belgium: "A smart miniaturized system for the isolation and characterization of circulating tumor cells".


12.00-12.10 Poster reward and Closing words
12.10-13.00 Lunch

13.00 Farewell


Online Event Registration (open until September 15):
http://www.webropol.com/P.aspx?id=457098&cid=10787883


Sponsored by:
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (Tieteellisten Seurain Valtuuskunta)
Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Fund of Gustav Komppa (Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, Gustav Kompan rahasto)
Graduate School of Chemical Sensors and Microanalytical Systems (CHEMSEM)
VTT


Contact information:

Lotta Amundsen
phone: +358 40 5946 153

Annemari Kuokka-Ihalainen
phone: +358 50 3739 027
fax: +358 20 722 7071

email: microfluidics_conference@vtt.fi